Can I claim for nerve damage after surgery?
Posted on 12th November 2021
Learn more about making a no win no fee surgical negligence claim for nerve damage with our no win no fee solicitors.
If you have had surgery of any kind, and are suffering from nerve pain or nerve damage as a result, you might be wondering ‘Can I claim for nerve damage after surgery?’, ‘What is the average settlement for nerve damage?’, and ‘Can you get compensation for nerve damage?’.
The answer is yes, you can. If your nerve damage after a medical surgery was caused by medical negligence, or surgical error, you could claim financial compensation through a no win no fee medical negligence claim.
According to studies, the chances of having a post-operative chronic nerve pain syndrome is around 30%, ranging up to 50% in some common surgeries such as hernia repair. This is usually short term, but in between 1 in 200 to 1 in 50 patients suffer from permanent nerve damage after surgery, many of which are the result of surgical negligence and surgical errors. Read on to learn more about making a medical negligence claim for nerve damage after surgery.
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Never damage affecting the central nervous system can sometimes be the result of a surgical mistake or a surgical error.
When most surgeries are carried out, it is up to the surgeons and doctors involved to work closely around the nerve fibres and endings in the body. As they do so, there is a small possibility that the nerve can become trapped, damaged, or ripped. In some cases, this can be extremely painful, and can even cause long term damage and disability. Sometimes, this can be an unavoidable situation which is part of the risk of the surgery.
Am I eligible to claim for nerve damage after surgery?
If you have suffered from nerve damage after undergoing surgery of any kind, you might be eligible to make a surgical error or medical negligence claim.
Some of the negligence treatment that can lead to nerve damage claims, are:
Not being properly warned before a surgery of the risk of nerve damage involved
failure to diagnose a nervous system health condition
excessive force being placed on the nerve during the surgery
patients being placed incorrectly during the surgery
scalpel being used incorrectly during a surgery
knee replacement surgery, with the accompanying risk of severed nerves
anaesthesia errors damaging the nervous system
How do you prove nerve damage?
When you work with MG Legal to make a no win no fee surgical negligence claim for nerve damage, your designated solicitor will go above and beyond to prove the medical negligence in your claim. We work with specialist medical professionals to obtain full medical reports to support our clients’ claims, and make sure that they get the medical treatment that they need and deserve.
Our team will work hard to prove the following things in your medical negligence claim:
That there was a surgical error or act of medical negligence in your surgery
that this directly led to your nerve damage and further injury
that the incident, or the date at which you discovered your nerve damage, was within the last three years.
Can you sue a doctor for nerve damage after surgery?
Yes, you can. When you work with MG Legal to make a medical negligence claim for nerve damage after surgery, we will investigate every aspect of your claim to work out who is to blame, and who your medical negligence claim should be filed against.
This could be a surgeon, anaesthetist, doctor, or radiographer. There are a number of surgical mistakes or acts of medical negligence that can lead to avoidable nerve damage. To learn more about making a medical negligence claim for nerve damage, contact our no win no fee medical negligence solicitors online here for a free no obligation consultation.
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If you have any questions about making a medical negligence claim for nerve damage after surgery, do not hesitate to contact our no win no fee medical negligence solicitors online here for a free no obligation consultation with a solicitor within one working hour.
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